I wanted a pressure cooker but I bought this instead. If you have tried an Instant Pot I would love your honesty.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||Last Tuesday at 7:07 PM|
I prefer my pot to be natural
|by Anonymous||reply 1||Last Sunday at 9:40 PM|
Beans have to be soaked overnight even with an instant pot.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||Last Sunday at 9:52 PM|
I bought one during Black Friday but haven’t gotten around to using it yet. Just unpacking and washing such a monstrosity is giving me stress.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||Last Sunday at 10:20 PM|
This shill shows up every 6 months or so. I wonder if he's also the paid Aldi shill?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||Last Sunday at 10:26 PM|
I got one for Christmas and didn't expect to use it much, but I've used it regularly since, mostly for soups, and, surprising, hard-boiled eggs, which just taste better somehow when pressure-cooked.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||Last Sunday at 10:28 PM|
Yes, hard boiled eggs are usually a nightmare to peel if you use fresh eggs, but they are so easy when pressure cooked I don’t cook them any other way nowadays.
The meat in beef stew doesn’t soak up the flavors as much because it cooks so quickly, but it is incredibly tender. My sister had the same experience with pork. I’ve been meaning to try brineing the meat overnight first to see if that helps, but I haven’t done that yet.
I haven’t tried making beans yet. I had heard you can go from dry beans to cooked beans in a few hours and am sad to hear that might not be the case. I’ll have to research that more before trying.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||Last Sunday at 11:11 PM|
The instant pot reviewers on YouTube are the frauiest fraus who ever fraued
|by Anonymous||reply 7||Last Monday at 1:07 AM|
R6, yes, you can directly cook dry beans. Rinse them first and put them in the pot. I do it every week and they come out fine. Beans need about 35 minutes cooking time, plus the time for the pot to heat up and cool down, so maybe 1.5 hours total.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||Last Monday at 1:32 AM|
Make sure you read the directions first or watch You-Tube videos. You can burn yourself if you don't remove the lid correctly.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||Last Monday at 1:39 AM|
I have both kinds of pressure cookers, stovetop and electronic.
The stovetop pressure cooker creates higher pressure, so cooks faster, while my electronic PC cooks at lower pressure. It is also more versatile with various buttons on the control panel.
Each pressure cooker does certain foods better than the other.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||Last Monday at 1:45 AM|
I got a Crock-Pot Express instead because at the time it was about half as much and it's virtually the same as the Instant Pot. I use it 2-3 times a week and am always glad to have the option to make a home-cooked dinner quickly when I've been too busy and/or tired for anything time-consuming.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||Last Monday at 2:03 AM|
Name 5 things you pressure cook. I’ll start:
|by Anonymous||reply 12||Last Monday at 9:53 AM|
Potatoes (for mashing, or in broths)
|by Anonymous||reply 13||Last Monday at 1:55 PM|
I wouldn't be surprised if Jeff from "Pressure Luck Cooking" (Get it? GET IT?!?) isn't a member here. He drops lots of double-entendres and way-gay references for the frau crowd. He uses blocks of Boursin cheese and seasoned salt (one or both) in almost all of his recipes. I made this one, and it was so rich, I couldn't finish it.
I love my instant pot. I make pasta dishes, potatoes, and soups. It is AMAZING with chicken (whole or cut-up), pork, and beef. The meat always comes out absolutely delicious and "melt in your mouth" tender.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||Last Monday at 2:07 PM|
For the corned beef, can you cook the cabbage, potatoes, and carrots at the same time? What is the recipe?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||Last Monday at 2:16 PM|
Pressure Luck Jeff is about as gay it gets. I find him hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||Last Monday at 2:18 PM|
No, r15. Cook the meat for an hour and remove it. Then add the vegetables to the pot and pressure cook for 5 minutes only; cool down quickly.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||Last Monday at 2:23 PM|
I use it to cook baked potatoes all the time. I have to cook them for about 35 minutes, which seems like a long time, but they come out perfectly. I also use it for hard boiled eggs.
I have a spaghetti and meat sauce recipe that I use it for. It's Ok - generally pasta isn't something I cook in this. I make those packaged soup mixes (Bear Creek brand, etc) and throw a bunch of extra veggies in with them and they cook up very well. Lots of things I would use the slow cooker for, but I can cook in a fraction of the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||Last Monday at 2:25 PM|
I can’t wait to try it.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||Last Monday at 4:20 PM|
Makes a mean cheesecake
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Monday at 4:26 PM|
I've been using my grandma's Presto pressure cooker for years. All I had to do was replace the rubber ring in the lid and it works like a charm. It's the easiest, quickest way to cook whole artichokes.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||Last Monday at 7:22 PM|
I don’t understand why you would need it to make cheesecake. It’s not any easier than baking it. You still have to mix all the ingredients. And a lot of cheesecakes are no bake anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||Last Monday at 9:24 PM|
Ewww...boiled peanuts R12? Any good?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||Last Monday at 10:04 PM|
How else do you eat peanuts if you don’t boil them? Raw? Yuck!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||Last Monday at 10:32 PM|
Raw peanuts contain cetofrexal and can cause lymph node abnormalities.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||Last Monday at 10:38 PM|
R25......everything causes something from the beginning of time....
|by Anonymous||reply 26||Last Monday at 11:01 PM|
For dim r23:
|by Anonymous||reply 27||Last Tuesday at 2:25 AM|
R22 uh, no-bake cheesecake really? What are you, a 12 year old girl? The instant pot keeps the water under the cake pain instead of having a leaky cake pan sitting in a Bain Marie.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||Last Tuesday at 7:07 PM|